Books top the scales in sales on the internet worldwide. Since the internet has become mainstream, the exact method of publishing to choose from. This is so there will be little waste and most profitable. These include biographies, fiction, technical books, scientific, textbooks, religious books and many other books of a special nature.
Reprint Houses–publish books after they have first been issued by trade book publishers. Reprint books are usually printed on cheap paper and are often bound in paper covers. Many of them are issued in pocket-size form. Reprints make it possible for a person to buy a well-known book if you’re willing to buy in a large quantity.
Subsidized Publishing–is carried on by educational, religious and scientific organizations whose main purpose is to distribute books rather than to make a profit on them. University presses usually have part of their expenses paid by the university, although some of them have been able to show profit on the book profits they have published. Many religious and scientific books and pamphlets are printed wholly or in part at the expense of the organization they represent.
Book Clubs–are a form of publishing in which a club distributes the books of regular publishers to its members. Those members of the book club usually agree to buy a certain minimum number of books each year. The books are then selected by an advisory board and the club offers a selection to its members.
Sales are so large that the book club can offer books to its members more cheaply than can the original publisher or offer additional premiums in the form of a gift or extra books. Book clubs in the United States have greatly increased the sale of books for almost all publishers in the trade book field. The original publisher of the book is paid a percentage or a royalty on the additional sale of books.
Trade Book Publishing–is the term for books of a general nature, which are sold through bookshops and the book departments of other stores. Trade book publishers for the most part follow public tastes in reading matter from time to time and vary the type of books they produce. In some years for instance the reading public as a whole may be more interested in biographies than in general fiction or may prefer historical fiction.
Subscription Book Publishing–is the distribution of books through salesmen who call upon the book buyer. Subscription books are sold to homes and to libraries, schools, colleges and similar organizations. Books published in this way include encyclopedias, sets of the classics and reprints of the work of modern authors in standard sets of several volumes.
Textbook, Specialty and Reference Book Publishing–are even more areas of various choices to choose from. Of course now that the internet has come mainstream, we now have print-on-demand (POD) publishing choices. As you can see the book publishing business is not going anywhere. The internet has allowed households to have publishing at their fingertips! The one to two year timeline of traditional publishing has its place. If you’ve ever wanted to get into the publishing business, there could never be a better time!